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Presentation sculpture given to Simone Manuel during the 2016 Rio Olympic Games

Presentation sculpture given to Simone Manuel during the 2016 Rio Olympic Games

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Description (Brief)
Presentation sculpture given to Simone Manuel during the medal's ceremony at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. This sculpture was given to all the athletes who won a medal in lieu of the traditional presentation of flowers. The small plastic sculpture has a green base and a stylized group of three people holding hands which are green, blue, yellow and orange. The base is inscribed in white, "XXXI Olimpiada Rio 2016" and has the Rio Olympic logo in white. The base is also autographed in gold on the base by Simone Manuel. Manuel became the first African American woman in history to win an individual Olympic Gold medal in swimming during the Rio Games.
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Object Name
Olympic presentation sculpture
date made
Manuel, Simone
Physical Description
plastic (overall material)
overall: 3 1/2 in x 3 1/2 in x 4 3/4 in; 8.89 cm x 8.89 cm x 12.065 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
African American
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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